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Ellen Blunsdon

Former President, Treasurer, Head Copy Editor, Editor-in-Chief and News Editor. Retired History and Politics student.
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Why Disability History Month Matters

November marks Disability History Month and we should all be celebrating. It is a month long national event which showcases the diverse cultural history of disabled people while highlighting the…

Scottish Labour leader to speak at pro-People’s Vote rally

On Monday 9 September, a People’s Vote rally will be held in conjunction with Edinburgh University Students’ Association. Beginning at 6pm in Teviot Underground, the rally will take place as…

Interview: Principal Peter Mathieson on his first year in office

Focusing on his New Years message sent to all students on 9 January, The Student spoke to Principal Mathieson about his first year in office, accessibility in the university and…

The Money Diaries: a third year student living with a disability

As part of starting an open discussion about students and their relationship with money, and taking inspiration from Refinery29’s own ‘Money Diaries’ series, we at The Student are writing about…

Voices: disability means (in)visibility

The first time I stepped out in public with my walking stick, I got stuck behind a rather dishevelled stag group. Dressed in half-matching t-shirts and stumbling over cobbles with…

Staff inequalities at the University of Edinburgh must be tackled

The University of Edinburgh is a leading university in many ways. We top the tables as the largest university in Scotland, we have the largest budget surplus, the highest paid…

I want to hold your hand: the health benefits of hand holding

Holding hands with a loved one can have a multitude of health benefits, according to a study published this week. The report, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of…

Why Stacey Dooley represents the best of investigative journalism

Content warning: sexual abuse, rape and domestic violence. TV Presenter Stacey Dooley is perhaps the most engaging female investigative journalist working in Britain today. Bursting onto screens in 2009 as…